Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - When it comes to keeping your car running smoothly, one of the most important pieces of equipment may not be under the hood but in the glove compartment.

Free Auto Guide

That’s because that’s the place to put the totally redesigned “Car Care Guide” from the nonprofit Car Care Council. The 80-page guide uses easy-to-understand, everyday language rather than technical automotive jargon and covers the most common preventive maintenance occasions and procedures that should be performed to keep cars safe, dependable and efficient. It also includes descriptions of major vehicle systems and parts, and a list of questions to ask about maintenance or repair procedures. A car care checklist reminds motorists what vehicle systems need to be maintained and when service should be performed.

Twenty additional pages provide new information on finding an automotive repair shop, alternative fuels, understanding the warranty, vehicle telematics, and careers in the auto care industry, and include an expanded environmental awareness section.

Expert Advice

“Because properly maintained vehicles perform more safely and dependably for drivers and their families, the Car Care Council is committed to providing useful information and tools for motorists, like the newly updated, easy-to-follow ‘Car Care Guide,’ to help take the mystery out of auto service and repair,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

How To Get The Information

Available in English and Spanish, individual copies of the new guide can be ordered, free, from www.carcare.org/car-care-guide. For more information, visit www.carcare.org or follow the Car Care Council on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.